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Zimbabwe

FCV

The Zimbabwe FCV crop size is anticipated at 205 million Kgs in 2021 which is 10% higher than the previous year. Price is increased compared to 2020, average price is 2.60 USD for April 2021.

The country received rainfall in the ranges of 800 mm to 1,500 mm, one of the wettest on record. Cured priming’s, lugs and thin leaf across are showing predominance of lemon to standard orange clean and spotty styles. However, upper leaf is characterised by full orange, ripe, spotty leaf styles. In all cases tobacco is soft – a characteristic associated with a wetter season.

Malawi

Burley

According to the Malawi Tobacco Boards, the 2021 Burley crop size is estimated to be 100 million Kgs. Reaping is complete in most areas in the central and southern regions while growers in the northern region have reaped 12 to 14 leaves on average. This season, weather patterns have continued to be favorable for crop development and curing, as a result, an overall increase in the proportion of medium to top quality styles in the crop is expected over last year. The quality of cured leaf seen to date has been average to good and a ripe, buff to tan crop is expected. Average buying price from the farmers is USD 1.66.

Malawi

FCV

The 2021 FCV crop size is estimated 18.5 million Kgs which is %10 higher than previous year. An improvement in crop quality is expected over 2020 due do the favourable weather conditions experienced in the current rainfall season. Average buying price from the farmers is 2.40 USD.

DFC

The 2021 DFC harvesting and curing operations are ongoing. Estimated crop size is 2.8 million Kgs. Overall, the crop is anticipated to be average to good due to favorable weather conditions during the growing period.

Brazil

FCV

Harvesting of the entire crop is complete, observed market demand leading to green price increases in all varieties. The 2021 FCV crop size is calculated at 580 million Kgs. An average crop in both quality and yield, with the quality of upper stalk tobaccos having been slightly affected in a few regions due to the inconsistent rainfall received during the growing period. The quality of tobaccos can be classifed as better compared to last year.

Burley

The 2021 Burley crop size calculated 55 millions which is the same with 2020. An average crop is expected in yield with a predominantly tanned colour appearance. Quality is anticipated to be better than the 2020 crop in Rio Grande do Sul growing region.

Argentina

FCV

The FCV crop size is calculated as 66 million kilos in Argentina. 37 million kilos have been produced in Salta and 29 million kilos have been produced in Jujuy. Yield per hectare is around 2 tons. The industry and the farmers reached an agreement on B1F grade FCV price as USD 2.18 in 2021 which was USD 1.94 in previous year.

Burley

The 2021 Burley crop size has reached to 35 million Kgs. The quality of the tobacco can be classified as fair to average.

USA

FCV

The 2021 crop transplanting has begun, despite a colder- than-average stretch in mid-April, a nice week of weather to end April allowed the majority of the crop to be planted. The 2021 FCV crop size is anticipated as 150 million Kgs which is %50 higher than previous year. A hard freeze in parts of the Middle and Old Belts of North Carolina in mid-April did not affect the earliest-set tobacco in these areas.All transplanting operations will be complete by mid-to-late May.

China

FCV

Growers have complete land preparation for the 2021 crop season and seedlings have been reported as strong and healthy. Estimated 2021 FCV crop size is 1,742 million Kgs.

Yunnan has experienced warm and sunny weather conditions in the first 3 weeks of March. From the end of March temperatures dropped and there was wide spread rainfall with unusually high wind gusts, which had little damage or effect on infrastructure.

China

FCV

The province of Sichuan has experienced warm temperatures and sunny conditions, with occasional cold spells in isolated area.

In the province of Guizhou, CNT has made significant efforts to recently make a rain-collecting pool in order to utilize rainwater for solving the water shortage problem during tobacco transplanting.

Bangladesh

FCV

The 2021 FCV crop size is calculated at 79 million Kgs. The FCV crop size declined 7% compare to previous year.

Burley

The 2021 Burley crop size is calculated at 22.5 million Kgs. The 2021 crop nurseries are complete in both Rangpur and Mankgonj Burley growing areas.

 

Bangladesh tobacco merhants have been substituting the K-326 seed for a hybrid seed in their distribution packs to their contracted growers in the aim of improving quality and yields.

India

Mysore

The India Tobacco Board has authorized a 2021 Mysore crop size of 90 million Kgs. Plantation has been commenced in the growing areas.The Indian Tobacco Board has authorized a 2021 crop size of 74.5 million kgs. However, the crop size is anticipated to be around 72 million kgs which is 17% less than previous year. 47800 Ha has been planted this year. Marketing of the crop started on the 15th of March and to date 25% of the crop have been purchased at an average price of USD 2.19per kg.

NLS

The 2021 NLS crop size is expected to be at 41 million Kgs which have been planted in 15409 hectares. Auctions are currently in progress and 5 million kgs have been marketed as of the end of May with an average selling price of USD 2.27 per Kg. The NLS 2021 crop size is calculated at 40.45 million Kgs. This crop is still being sold, with an estimated 5 million Kgs sold so far at an average price of 2.27 USD per kg.

India

Vinukonda Burley

The Vinukonda Burley production is estimated at 31 million kgs. Total planted area is 16.500 Ha. Tobacco is relativly thin this year due to several hurricanes during the growing period. Marketing of the 2021 crop is still on going and estimated 23.9 million kgs have been sold till the end of the May, at an average price of 1.17 USD per Kgs.

HDBRG

The 2021 HDBRG Burley crop harvesting and curing have been completed. The crop size is calculated at 24 million Kgs which is 22% less than previous year. Marketing has been started and price increase has been obsevered due to the short crop.

Turkey

Oriental

Turkish oriental Tobacco production has estimated at around 41 million Kgs in 2020, which is %17 decline from the 2019 crop size. The crop is predicted to produce a normal grade output, with no severe faults discovered thus far. There should be no supply and demand tension in the system as long as there is sufficient inventory in the market.

In addition, the Izmir cro